Definition of Low relief
1. Noun. A sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut.
Generic synonyms: Embossment, Relief, Relievo, Rilievo, Sculptural Relief
Antonyms: High Relief
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Low Relief
Literary usage of Low relief
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"The full rounded statue was not indeed unknown to them, as several examples testify ; but their real forte lay in mural decoration in low relief. ..."
2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"Virtually it is closely allied to low-relief ornament in wood, stone, leather, or metal, and is adaptable where these forms of decoration are used. ..."
3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"Miss Pitman also shows work in incised and low-relief decoration covered with ... 13) is of yellow clay, with incised designs and low-relief work in brown ..."
4. The Life of Josiah Wedgwood: From His Private Correspondence and Family by Eliza Meteyard (1866)
"... AND low relief—THE MUSES— FLAXMAN'S PORTRAIT IN WAX—TABLETS FOR CHIMNEY-PIECES ... low relief ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The term relief belongs lo modern sculpture To low relief asunder- stood by us Pliny ... of manipulative skill) is needed in high relief than in low relief, ..."
6. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their ...by Algernon Graves by Algernon Graves (1906)
"2029 David playing before Saul; low relief. 2097 Children in apple tree; low relief. 2102 Cupid shooting; low relief. 10, Fitzroy Street. 1886. ..."
7. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"On the fine stone inscribed to Lucius Annius (the name is suggestive), among those from Chester walls, are carved, in very low relief, three incomplete ..."